Speakers at this year's Investment Trust Markets Forum will include David Barron, director in specia...
Speakers at this year's Investment Trust Markets Forum will include David Barron, director in specialist pooled funds at JP Morgan Fleming and Ravi Anand, director at New Star Asset Management.
The two will be joined by Sandy Fleming, manager of the F&C Smaller Companies IT, Brian O'Neill, senior investment manager, international equities at Gartmore, Ian McVeigh, manager of Schroder Split, Chris Fishwick, investment director and head of specialist funds at Aberdeen. Rounding out the speakers for the day will be Miller Law, director of European equities at Friends Ivory & Sime, and Peter Metcalfe, a consultant with JO Hambro Capital Management.
The half-day conference, hosted by Investment Week, will be held on 21 November at Bloomberg's London offices.
The presenters at the forum will discuss a range of issues, such as the future of investment trusts in the UK savings market, exploring positioning and future possibilities. They will also examine what makes smaller companies interesting and why the attractions are not confined to the UK market. The focus for the day will also fall on how global markets have performed since 11 September and what the economic prospects for major economies are for the coming year.
McVeigh will carry on from this to discuss value stocks and how their recent recovery is only the beginning.
Following panel sessions, Fishwick will talk on the issues around rebuilding the split capital investment trusts sector.
Following the conference, a black-tie dinner is to be held in the Savo, to award the Investment Week Investment Trust of the year awards.
Fidelity's Anthony Bolton and Eaglet's manager Peter Webb are among those on the shortlist for the Investment Week Investment Trust of the Year award for outstanding achievement.
Others on the shortlist for the accolade, designed to recognise excellence in fund management, are John Walton of British Empire Securities and Samuel Islay of Finsbury Worldwide Pharmaceutical.
A specialist award for outstanding achievement for structure or innovation within the investment trust industry will also be given. The judging panel has picked four nominees for this category: Aberforth Partners, Glasgow Investment Managers and Unicorn Asset Management for their consistently successful business models and the recently launched Exeter Selective Trust for its innovative structure.
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